OREANDA-NEWSIn Kazakhstan, the police detained about 100 people during actions against early presidential elections. This is reported by the Azattyk radio station (a division of Russian radio). The protesters shout “boycott!”, “Bostandқ!” (“Freedom!”) And “police with the people”, calling on the police to stop the arrests. Protesters require fair elections. According to Joanna Lillis, Eurasianet journalist, about a hundred people have already been detained in Almaty alone.

Petro Trotsenko, journalist of Azattyk radio, was taken from the town square to the police station, although he had official documents and an editorial assignment, as well as AFP journalist Chris Rickleton. They were later released. Police detained Dmitry Tikhonov, an employee of the Kazakhstan Bureau of Human Rights.

The correspondents of the Kazakh media report that the detentions are also held in Nur-Sultan and Shymket. The police officers were taken to the police station by the journalist Saniya Toyken who was covering the presentations. It is noted that about ten auto-crawlers with protesters have already driven off the square near the capital's palace “Zhastar”. June 9 in Kazakhstan held early presidential elections. Nursultan Nazarbayev, who resigned in March after 30 years of rule, doesn't participate in them for the first time. Among the seven candidates for the post of head of the country, Acting President Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev, speaking on the Nazarbayev Nur Otan party. Some Kazakh opposition associations called for a boycott of the elections.

On the morning of the early voting day, the journalists told about the interruptions in the work of the Internet and cellular communication. Recall, in May, the Kazakh authorities blocked the sites of several local media and social networks against the background of protests before the early elections. Then the shares were also accompanied by detentions.